Team News: Alessandro Matri starts for Juventus against Lazio

Team News: Matri starts for Juventus
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Alessandro Matri starts for Juventus against Lazio, who will have Sergio Floccari as their lone striker in Turin.

Alessandro Matri will be deployed as the lone striker for Juventus tonight for their Coppa Italia semi-final first-leg clash against Lazio in Turin.

The Italian forward will be supported by the returning Claudio Marchisio from midfield, as well as Emanuele Giaccherini and Paul Pogba.

Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini, Nicklas Bendtner, Simone Pepe and Kwadwo Asamoah all are unavailable for the Bianconeri, who have Marco Storari in goal instead of Gianluigi Buffon.

Lorik Cana starts for Lazio in a three-man defence, with Sergio Floccari playing as the centre-forward and will be looking to receive passed by playmaker Hernanes.

Juventus: Storari; Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso; Isla, Vidal, Marrone, Pogba, Giaccherini; Marchisio; Matri

Lazio: Marchetti; Biava, Cana, Ciani; Cavanda, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic; Mauri; Floccari

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